Cannabis Training Techniques: Supercropping
Do you want the biggest weed yields you can get? To get massive returns on any crop, especially marijuana, you need to learn all about super cropping. Super cropping produces significantly more massive bud production, giving you an impressive yield no matter the number of your plants.
Fortunately, cannabis responds to plant stress with additional, vigorous growth. Scientists may or may not understand why plant trauma increases bud size on any plant, but the fact is that it does. Intentional, educated removal of plant material, especially in the case of growing pot, makes it possible for you to produce huge buds.
In the wild and cultivation, when a pot plant gets damaged, it goes into hyper mode. It begins to create more flowers and THC. So, super cropping has its benefits.
What is Super Cropping?
Super cropping requires snapping a bud bearing branch directly under the flower cluster. When done right, one side of the cluster of flowers gets exposed to the light. It might look like the bud isn’t getting supported, but the plant recovers amazingly quickly. The goal remains to expose the entire bud to the light source. When done correctly, each flower doesn’t get any shade from neighboring flower clusters. More light equals additional growth, better resin production, and a bounty of flowers.
Marijuana plant branches both bend and snap off reasonably quickly, depending on the strain you grow. You might need a little experience before you get the hang of bending or snapping your pot plants into the position you desire.
To make the internal and external parts of a weed plant more pliable and easier to bend, apply a small amount of pressure while you pinch the branch. Don’t crush the branch, though. Gently roll the area between your thumb and finger. You’ll feel that part of the plant change in structure, and the plant will bend and soften. Don’t crush the area. Just soften it a bit.
You might also want to tie a bud that has been super cropped into a new position by using standard garden ties. Tie a branch on the trunk area of a scar, not on the side where a bud grows. Eventually, you’ll bend your plants in precisely the right spot, and you won’t need to tie the plant as much.
If you break a plant someplace where you didn’t want to, don’t worry. Cannabis plants are very sturdy in most cases and recover about 95 percent of the time. Also, you can splint or use wide tape to place an upside-down bud back into its desired position.
Implementing Super Cropping
You’ll need several supplies to super crop, including;
- Gloves if you have a lot of plants to super crop. Marijuana plants get your fingers quite sticky if you treat several plants.
- Duct tape to correct any mistakes.
- Garden ties, netting, trellis, stakes, cages. Choose whichever work to train your pot plants.
What to do Next When Super Cropping
- Decide which branches to treat.
- Pinch the area using your your index finger and thumb.
- Roll the area in question back and forth until it softens.
- Bend the branch.
- Decide whether you need to use garden ties or not.
- Bandage the area with tape. Take the tape off the plant after ten days. The area should be healed by then.
You should see a strong scar where you shaped your plant.
If you give your cannabis optimal growing conditions, appropriate lighting, and proper super cropping, you’ll produce a remarkable crop of beautiful buds.
Which Marijuana Strains are Best Suited to Super Cropping?
Girl Scout Cookies (GSC)
Girl Scout Cookies cannabis remains one of the most potent strains of pot around, with THC levels that average approximately 28 percent. People who use GSC report that their euphoria can last a long time. Growers say the plant is a bit trickier to grow than some strains of weed, but the results remain well worth the effort.
To get your GSC to grow well, keep the lower canopy pruned and keep the airflow coming to stop powdery mildew before it starts. Make sure to prune away almost everything that prevents the buds from receiving sunlight. GSC needs all of its energy to produce the best buds. Finally, please ensure your cannabis gets plenty of nutrients, especially calcium and magnesium.
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OG Kush is moderately easy to grow. It does have a problem with being susceptible to powdery mildew, so keep the plant well pruned and its air moving. Also, keep an eye on the humidity the strain gets while it flowers to prevent bud rot. OG Kush grows well indoors, primarily when you used the SCROG method. Your OG Kush buds will need to be supported due to their heaviness. OG Kush flowers after about eight weeks. Plenty of feeding with calcium and magnesium-rich food allows the buds to reach their best results.
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Durban Poison comes from South Africa and is a cannabis sativa. Some people use it as a replacement for coffee in the morning. Prune this easy-to-grow plant aggressively to allow the best bud development.
Durban Poison flowers take eight to 10 weeks to flower. It grows well in temperatures between 675 and 85 degrees, making it suitable for growing indoors. This strain of cannabis doesn’t need as much food as many other types of pot. Flush any soil that shows signs of nitrogen burn.
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